Early childhood education provides value but it also creates some challenges.
That was one topic Wednesday during a forum at the UW-La Crosse.
Experts provided perspective, including former Minnesota Congressman Tim Penny.
"You have a lot of single parent households so these kids are definitely going to be in a pre school setting or a day care setting. You have a lot of two income households, there again they are in a preschool or a daycare setting. So for employers this is huge concern for their employees," Penny said.
UW-L sponsors forums providing education about issues facing the community.
Penny said it's an opportunity to educate members of the community in hopes they will take what they learn into the workforce.